I Love Being In the Woods

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    Four years ago I moved to a big city

    and I swear I went through "forest withdrawal" or something. The lack of trees and animals was really depressing at first, and I nearly moved back home. I grew up surrounded by the woods and even after four years I still miss all the nature. In the spring and summer I go out...
    FaeFamous FaeFamous
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2014

    Nature is half my life.

    It was the reason for my choice of degree (land surveying). So peaceful and calm. I love all the green, and love the smell, love the fresh running water. I love nature
    chrisfer chrisfer
    22-25, M
    Jan 14, 2014

    The wind in the trees with branches whipping

    and rain pouring during a wild summer storm. The early spring glimpses of trillium or jack-in-the-pulpit. The silent stillness of a winter wood with snow dripping from branches. The explosion of orange and red and the crackle of leaves under foot in the autumn.
    TKD1 TKD1
    51-55, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2014

    Quite often, I find myself day dreaming of

    running off into the woods to live. How peaceful that would be. Camping, or hiking, when the time comes to depart, it is always to soon, leaving my soul with an empty feeling, a longing. Once a week, I trek through the trees, bag swung over my shoulder. I let the Earth speak to...
    awakenstarchild awakenstarchild
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2015

    Growing up I've always been in the woods.

    My dream home a log cabin house deep in the middle of the woods. Hopeful in Alaska somewhere.
    LeoGirl92 LeoGirl92
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 17, 2015

    I always had this longing to get away,

    that I was trapped in something that was holding me from what I really was. I was sad, lonely, angry, depressed and becoming numb. Not entirely sure why. On the outside I had the trappings of success. A successful business, a great wife, and good friends. But something was...
    1NewWorldToronto 1NewWorldToronto
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

    I literally have the entire woods in my backyard

    and beyond mapped out. It's kind of sad honestly. I've snuck out so many times just to be in the woods. Even slept in a shelter I made from sticks/fallen trees. It's gotten to the point where I'm naming trees and rocks. What am I doing with my life?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    i need to get out today to experience some

    fresh air and the smells of the forest. it's one of my favorite therapies.
    edgethane edgethane
    41-45, M
    Oct 10, 2015

    My Rustic Sensibilities

    Woods appeal to my rustic sensibilities.   They almost have an ethereal and mystical quality for me that I find really enchanting. When the sunlight trickles down through the foliage and casts warm tones and hues in the forest and I see how the light sparkles through the canopy...
    liguidgold liguidgold
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Apr 25, 2011

    The quietness of it !

    I went mushroom picking ,,, way out into the mountains . I honestly could have just sat and enjoyed the peace all day . It was so calming even though I was trudging thru the mountainside looking down ,,,,, I did manage to find mushrooms and inner self zen
    forestgal forestgal
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2015

    brought the kids out

    for some fresh air & exercise. the smell of the wood, the sound of the leaves... I don't get as much time in nature as I'd like, so I'm thoroughly soaking this all in.
    edgethane edgethane
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015

    Sometimes, while driving along the thruway,

    I see vast expanses of (seemingly untouched) forest. I often feel this "pull" toward it. How wonderful it would be to have a beautiful tiny home all to myself. I'd love to be able to look up at the stars and experience quiet enjoyment of solitude.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 6

    I grew up amongst a giant forest,

    every inch holding a new, mysterious gift. As a child, it was my safe haven, my playground, full of magic. The old logging trails were as familiar as my heartbeat. Nowadays, the fear taught to me by city living follows me everywhere. Instead of seeing the beauty in every broken...
    XraZorBladezX XraZorBladezX
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2015

    Being in the woods is the best :) Everything is

    untouched by society and u can see nature blossoming and it also helps me calm down and relax :) it is also a beautiful sight and just makes u want to be good and if the woods is far enough from civilization, you can scream as loud as you can and get all ur pent up anger out. It...
    crazymornings crazymornings
    18-21, F
    Feb 19, 2014

    There are quite a lot of things I love about

    being in the woods. It can feel magical and eerie, depending on the season and weather. Sometimes it can also be the mood of the person that can change the feeling that the woods give off. Another thing, I feel closer to nature whenever I am in the woods. In a way, I feel as if...
    Beyond13Birthday Beyond13Birthday
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    I love spending time in the woods.

    Shadows of the trees, singing birds, the smell of wet wood and fresh herby air make me feel alive again. Sometimes when I go for a walk alone I take a deep breath, spread my arms and catch sun rays penetrating leaves above. That's freedom. It completely wrecks me that I don't...
    OpenlyHonestly OpenlyHonestly
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

    I love being in the woods

    and surrounded by nature. ...but I hate the bugs.
    SeanDR SeanDR
    16-17, M
    Sep 9, 2015

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=C88HeXHFZRQ&index=9&list=PLv3SB6ToinXPtuuwzv0j9XKw5jt85HTp5 And so do other ruffians I may know.....!;)Yep...my home!;)
    Spitbak Spitbak
    46-50, M
    Oct 21, 2015

    Oh, love everything about the woods.

    Always enchanted by it. Have seen pockets of rainforest here, beautiful as well. But a walk down any path in PA forests is always top of my list when I make the trip back to visit family.
    EllenF EllenF
    56-60, F
    Oct 16, 2015

    I Live In The Woods

    Our house is in the woods our drive is like a 1/2 mile long. You can't see our house from the road. We live on a river and from our shore you can't see any other houses. I love where we live.
    mebme mebme
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jul 8, 2013

    Right now. This is where I need to be.

    Alone, comforted by Mother Nature, soothing me, as I sob at my wretched self and she does not turn away. No demands are made of me here. Just to see and feel and inhale and exhale. And be. Let me finally sleep soundly. Take away my busy thoughts from a world far away...
    Listening80 Listening80
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2015

    The forest is where the elementals reside.

    The faeries, the elves, so many other nature spirits.. These are our ancestors. I love the woods. Tranquil energy. Like a protective bubble. You come out feeling recharged. With +vibes 😌🌲✨
    goutte goutte
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 4

    My wife and I watched Naked

    and Afraid on T.V. last night. We found it exciting. We are making plans to spend 24 hours in the woods totally naked with only matches, a pot and a knife. We are not daring enough to go any longer yet. Will have to see how this goes when it warms up a little more.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 24, 2014

    Because tomorrow is Halloween,

    my friends and I are going to the woods to explore and scare each other
    HollywoodKitty23 HollywoodKitty23
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2015

    The woods are such a beautiful

    and relaxing place to be in. It can be loud or quiet. Appear dead or alive. There's a certain energy that thickens the atmosphere and I never want to leave. I have gone into a special area in the woods that my best friend "claimed" as his hahah. And there is a stream with a...
    FangsAndFurs13 FangsAndFurs13
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2014

    I typically isolate myself from my family

    and society, but when I do, I love going for a walk in the woods. My siblings and friends (which I do not have many) are not nature people, so I have to resort to walking by myself. Today I went for a walk in the woods. The woods are my favorite piece of nature; I find them...
    TheLoneRaven TheLoneRaven
    18-21, F
    Feb 21

    Everyday when I come home from school

    or something I will take my bow with me up to the woods and stay there for over an hour
    Blackwolf1217 Blackwolf1217
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    I go out in the woods nearly everyday,

    there's some right behind my house. It's so peaceful, and really calming.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

    Walking through pathways,

    listening to the animals and birds.. Crunching leaves beneath my steps, soft rain or a down pour.. Sitting beneath a tree in the woods and writing in one of my notebooks, humming or listening to music. Reading books in certain spots, walking through while holding hands with...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Aug 5, 2014

    Trees take so long to grow

    that they live in a time outside ours. A single tree lives across generations of us, so a wood brings us the wonderful and spiritual in a way not many places can. There is a sense of otherness within its boundaries. There is peace, regeneration and wildness for us there.
    Brangwen Brangwen
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 9, 2014

    Hiking through the woods is a great way to

    unwind. What's even better is finding a small clearing, laying on my back, and looking up at the autumn leaves slowly floating down from the treetops. This is my kind of day October day.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    The woods is my favourite place,

    I spend a lot of time. I love the cool breeze on your skin, the smell of trees and leaves along with other animals, seeing the stars at night and hearing the birds and insects crawling around. I love the feeling of the grass in between my toes.
    Werewolfborn Werewolfborn
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2015

    My grandmas house is in the middle of nowhere.

    It's surrounded by woods and across the street is this really huge swamp. This was in here backyard a little was back into the forest, it's really peaceful up there, I love it.
    MacKenzieRaae MacKenzieRaae
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 15

    My first experience (I'm a city girl) "Zip the

    tent" Me "why?" "You don't want the spiders and snakes to get in!" "Spiders and snakes???" "You are in the woods...do you think they cleared them out for you??" "yes!!!!"
    Hugmybear Hugmybear
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    I just love the darkness

    even though at time I'm afraid of it.
    SparkyLeia SparkyLeia
    13-15, F
    Aug 27, 2015

    I would give anything to be able to escape to

    go camping for a week. No technology. No city. No people. Just me and the earth around. But not a campsite. Too busy and modernized. I want pure nature. Near a river. Lots of pines, with plenty of others rustling in the breeze. The clatter of pine cones falling in the distance...
    kaye23e kaye23e
    22-25, F
    17 Responses Mar 3, 2014

    Trees are essential to life!

    Stop cutting them down! I love going into a forest, the woods, and taking off my clothes. It's happy communing with one equals in vegetation.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    6 Responses May 26, 2015
    sbell88 sbell88
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    Being In The Woods

    This probably sounds weird but id rather go into the middle of the woods and climb in a tree then go to a party
    kxrstxn kxrstxn
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 20, 2013

    I do too, being watched,

    joined by others, or watching those I find, join in if asked. Resorts, nude beaches, etc.
    harleyrider2009 harleyrider2009
    56-60, M
    1 Response Aug 26, 2015

    The tree's are watching you.

    Don't worry, it's not slenderman....this time. I love the peace and beauty of the forest, feel right at home. It's almost as though the forest is a sanctuary guarding mefrom the outside world. Except for those creepy-*** forests which are more like a sanctuary for creepy kids...
    WolfConstellation WolfConstellation
    18-21, F
    Mar 9

    Have u ever just went

    and walked around in the woods? Just take in nature and say, isnt it great to be alive? Im a chill person this time of year
    Shifterunknown Shifterunknown
    18-21, M
    Oct 16, 2015

    Where Love Goes To Grow

    We all have an environment in which we feel most comfortable. Some people love the beach, others the mountains, and still others like open fields and rolling hills.   I have always adored the woods. I like the trees, the woodland creatures that reside there, the rivers that...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    8 Responses Jan 28, 2012

    I enjoy walking in the woods at every season

    of the year.  To me, trees are a majestic reminder of the mighty God we serve. They shade us from the summer's hot sunshine, delight our eyes with their fall colors and when they bud out in the spring, they remind us that summer is on its way. In the winter they combine with...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Dec 28, 2013
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 2

    Bluebells

    Last week would have been our annual Bluebell walk. Our chosen location is a private wood that opens to the public for a small fee (all proceeds go to charity). The bluebells in these particular woods are so lush and plentiful, it feels like you are walking through a deep, purple...
    liguidgold liguidgold
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Apr 27, 2012

    There's a little creek with a trail

    that lines the bank near my house. I often like to go there in my spare time. I live in a forest, but this trail is particularly rich in foliage and beautiful plants. There are many birds and animals such as frogs and squirrels. Sometimes where the water spreads into more of a...
    Zbeara Zbeara
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 6, 2015
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